Jazz @ Nuggets!! Round 1!!
The Jazz (32-15) will facing the Nuggets (32-15) for game one of a 4 game series. The teams are tied in the 3rd and 4th seed, with Nugget having the advantage and both are behind one game on the Clippers. The Jazz are coming off consecutive losses to Western conference team while the Nuggets are coming off a loss to the Grizzlies. This game should be full of nonsense.
Donovan Mitchell is coming off consecutive 30+ games and the Jazz are counting on another here. Unfortunately, Mitchell performances have both been losses, the Jazz need to bounce back this game. A positive for the Jazz has been the returned of Mike Conley and maybe adjusting back to him have put the Jazz a step behind but they are working it out. Conley needs to stay healthy and help out Mitchell in all the areas possible.
The Nuggets will be without Jamal Murray, Paul Millsap and Mason Plumlee. Regardless of the players out the Nuggets are deep in their lineup and should not be taking lightly. Nikola Jokic is still the heart and soul of the team and there is no telling when he’ll break out for a perfect night. Also, Michael Porter Jr should be on the watch because he is the guy to be set to take over for the Nuggets. In the month of January, Porter is averaging 12.2 pts per game in 20.8 mins, his role is increasing and he stepping up to the plate.
Gobert Vs Jokic – should be the matchup of the night. The Jazz will need to rotate good enough to keep Gobert closer to the rim and away from having to step out to Jokic too many times.
Pick: Jazz. Attack with Mitchell and out the pressures on the Nuggets guard.
Thank you for reading. Let’s talk some Nonsense. Comment Winner